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Bantam Titans focus on post season

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    The Bantam Titans had a couple of stumbles over the last two weeks but they are focused on the postseason.
    The Titans were in Red Deer to take on Hunting Hills High School but fell 28-18. Coach Ryan Hatch felt his team stood up well against the big school.
    “We did well, we were missing a few guys, we have a lot of injuries. We are trying to play through but we are patching things together and making things work,” said Hatch.
 This comes a week after a home loss to Stettler, another tough team. The Titans battled hard but fell short, losing 40-19.
    There is no time for the Titans to lick their wounds as the postseason begins this weekend.
    “We are in the B Pool, so we are still vying for provincials on B-side,” said Hatch.
    Their first game will be against Lacombe. The teams met once this season, with Lacombe coming out on top 50-31. Hatch believes they are very much in contention.
    “They pulled away on us in the third quarter, so that is what we are working on.  We are preparing for that and watching game film to get game ready,” said Hatch.
    “We are going to be much more competitive. We have worked out some things we want to do to improve our game, so we should be ready for them.”

St. Anthony’s runner competes at Provincials

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    A Grade 11 runner at St. Anthony’s School has competed in provincial cross country running and posted a personal best.
    It has been a strong year for the Cross Country Running team at St. Anthony’s. The school had six athletes who competed at zones in Sundre on October 11.
    There were four Grade 7 runners and then in Grade 12 runner Chris Cooley placed 26th overall.
  Grade 11 student Donovan Snider also competed at zones. He placed eighth out of 67 runners. His time qualified him for the ASAA provincial championships in Edmonton on Saturday October 21.
    Snider posted a time of 21:12 in the 5k run and tied for 66th in the province at the intermediate level. The top finisher had a time of 17:18. There were 128 finishers.

DVSS competes at South Central Cross Country zones

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    On Wednesday, October 11, the DVSS Cross Country Team travelled to Sundre to Compete in the South Central Zones.
    Despite the less than ideal weather,  all of the members of the team had good runs and some personal bests.
Kate Messom finished the highest of DVSS runners, finishing in 11th place out of 72 in the juvenile girls, with a time of 10:54.
    In the Bantam Boys, Ben Messom posted a time of 10:59, in the Midget Boys: Rowan McCluskey finished in 13:16 and Andrew Suntjens had a time of 13:18
 In the Intermediate Boys Raul Maldonado posted a time of 34:05 and in the Senior Boys category Gabe Gumasing posted a 31:25 time.

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